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    Lyon Light Festival Forum

     

     

    Signify was the official supporter of the 2018 Lyon Light Festival Forum organized by LUCI.

     

    This session has been filmed with the support of Signify Lighting Academy (Pioneers of Light).

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    The Lyon Light Festival Forum provided the opportunity to meet light-creation professionals and facilitated exchanges during a program of symposia, conferences, visits and meetings with the organizing teams of the Festival of Lights. The meetings between creators and organizers of foreign festivals were also key to the event.

     

    The focus of the Forum was, “Essence of Light: new forms of creative lighting in cities,” highlighting how artistic lighting and light festivals are a way for cities to share creativity and engage with their residents.

     

    As more and more cities seek to be recognized as “Creative Cities”, artistic lighting and light festivals are a way to reveal their creative potential all the while engaging with their citizens. The Lyon Light Festival Forum 2018 will be the opportunity to continue exploring the use of permanent and temporary light for cities, focusing on strategies melding these two types of light to uncover new forms of creative lighting that are emerging throughout the world. Together with LUCI, Signify supported this event by enabling the organization the record two discussion with professional discussing around two thematics.   

    Lights up! Using lights for creative cities

    The number of both permanent and temporary creative lighting projects has increased in recent years as cities search for ways to stand out in a strong competitive global context. In addition to using light as a tool to attract tourists or brand a city, how can a city’s lighting strategy contribute to its overall creativity? How can creative lighting projects help drive citizen engagement? City representatives and festival organisers will discuss the various ways they have implemented such strategies and share insights about the opportunities and challenges that arise.

     

    Moderated by Jean-François Zurawik, Director, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon (France) and Thierry Marsick, Director, Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon (France)

    • Piia Rantala-Korhonen, Director and Advisor to the Mayor, International Affairs, City of Oulu (Finland) 
    • Maria Güell, Artistic Director, LLUM BCN (Spain) 
    • Ann Wishart, Arts Development Manager, Leeds City Council; Chair (UK), Light Up the North LUTN
    • Michel Lemieux, Artistic Director, Cité Mémoire & Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, Montréal (Canada) 
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    Bright ideas: new forms of creative lighting

    Building upon the first session’s conversations around cities’ creative lighting strategies, this session will showcase concrete examples of new forms of creative lighting projects and events emerging throughout the world. How do these new forms of lighting respond to cities’ and citizens’ needs? Light artists, designers and academics will discuss innovations in this realm, from media facades and projections to light sculptures and installations.

    Moderated by Jean-François Zurawik, Director, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon (France) and Thierry Marsick, Director, Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon (France)

    • Jérôme Donna, Lighting Designer and Artist, Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon (France)
    • Titia Ex, Artist (The Netherlands) 
    • Thorsten Bauer, Creative Director, Urbanscreen (Germany) 
    • Howard Griffin, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director, MA Architectural Visualisation, University of Kent (UK) 
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